Well, like the title says!: What's your favorite fan? For air circulation that is. I just yesterday was given a 1920's/early 30's Emerson "Built to Last" 12", 6-blade, 3-speed, automatic oscillating, desk fan, that I believe I will take with me to my new college apartment next month. Whew, that was a run-on. It's not silent, not by a long shot, and weighs probably 30 pounds with its cast iron base and motor housing, but it moves a lot of air, and shows how quality matters (I'm an engineering student), and looks darn good doing it! Just don't get your fingers near it... Metal blades with exactly 8 wire spokes preventing I guess your entire arm from going in sideways... Doh! The guard was to protect the fan. Not your fingers haha.